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2014 iPhone Photography Awards: You won’t believe these photos were taken with iPhones

Published Jun 11th, 2014 10:20AM EDT
iPhone Photo Comparison

It’s pretty amazing how far we’ve come in terms of the quality of photographs captured by smartphone cameras. Despite the miniscule size of the components involved, top smartphone cameras can take better pictures than many dedicated point and shoot cameras in the right conditions. While Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is probably still the king of the hill in terms of mobile cameras, Apple’s iPhone lineup has been an industry leader since it first debuted in 2007. And since then, IPPAWARDS has held an annual contest in an effort to find the most stunning photos in the world that were captured by iPhones.

From the contest site:

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007. IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Since then every year, IPPAWARDS has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 70+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by the jury members in several steps and The Photographer of the Year prize awarded.

Winners were declared earlier this week for the 2014 competition, but there will be no spoilers here. Head over to the winners page on the IPPAWARDS site to check out all of the phenomenal iPhone photos that won this year.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.